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The Truckee baseball team picked up its fourth league win in high-scoring fashion, 12-10, at Sparks on Tuesday.“We played a good game. Pretty much everybody hit the ball,” said Truckee coach J.R. Murphy, whose club improved to 4-15 in the Northern Division I-A with five league games remaining. With the win Truckee took the three-game season series against the Railroaders
Published: May 5, 2016
Practice paid off for the Truckee softball team on Tuesday. The Wolverines excelled in all facets of the game — committing only one error, banging out 11 hits and limited their opponent to only three hits — en route to a 9-3 league win at Sparks. “It all came together today,” Truckee coach Chris Simpson said. “We played really well.
Published: May 5, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Prolonged drought periods often result in forest tree mortality, but this death varies across the Lake Tahoe Basin.Patricia Maloney — a forest ecologist and conservation biologist with UC Davis’ Department of Plant Pathology and Tahoe Environmental Research Center — is scheduled to discuss the ecological and evolutionary consequences of forest tree mortality in the Sierra Nevada
Published: May 5, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recently announced its 2016 Spirit Award winners.Ben Fish of the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association; Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Cyrus Miller; Beth Quandt from Lake Tahoe Unified School District; and Lisa Wallace from Truckee River Watershed Council each received awards at TRPA’s monthly governing board meeting Wednesday, April 27.The agency
Published: May 5, 2016
Incline track and field athletes endured chilly conditions at the Big George Invitational at Douglas High School in Minden this past Saturday.Ryan Eppolito, Blake Perry and Haley Carlson led the Highlanders with top-10 finishes against schools from every NIAA division. Eppolito raced to a seventh-place finish in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 2:03.93, and also placed 11th in
Published: May 5, 2016
Hannah Halvorsen’s ascent through the Nordic ski ranks continues. The Sugar Bowl Academy senior from Truckee was nominated on Monday to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s Development Team for the 2016-17 season. An official team announcement will be made in the fall.Each athlete accepting the nomination will receive world-class program support and access to the USSA Center of Excellence,
Published: May 3, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Cushing Crossing at Squaw ValleyThe 26th annual Cushing Crossing — the original pond skimming event that started a
Published: April 28, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Riverside Studios’ art show “Every Day is a Journey” honors art in nature with paintings and sculpture inspired by Trails & Vistas, the annual interactive art hike that features ephemeral art installation and performance along a nature trail.With that in mind, Riverside Studios’ First Friday Gallery Reception will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 6, in
Published: May 5, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Spring skiing at Alpine MeadowsAlpine Meadows will reopen Friday and operate through the weekend, closing out its season
Published: May 5, 2016
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Motorists can expect limited road closures and delays when the Amgen Tour of California pedals its way into Lake Tahoe later this month. Stage 1 of the women’s pro cycling competition is set to start at roughly 10:50 a.m. May 19 at the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort on the South Shore, with 120 planned participants
Published: May 5, 2016
Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for April 27 to May 3.April 28DISTURBANCE: In the state line area, deputies responded to a report of a disturbance. Parties were separated and no further incident was reported. LARCENY: In the 900 block of Tahoe Blvd., deputies took a report for larceny. WARRANT: In
Published: May 5, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Two weeks ago, a Battalion Commander board was held for Incline High School’s new Battalion Commander.The board consisted of Incline High Principal Leslie Hermann, IHS Site Administrator Andrew Yoxsimer, and teachers Thomas Reymer and Jeni Cross.Cadets were asked several questions about the future on how they can make the Incline Battalion even better.Four cadets, who will
Published: May 5, 2016
President Obama should visit Hiroshima while in Japan as part of the healing process, yes, but more importantly, to shed light on the necessity of ending production of fissile materials for bombs and missile warheads.The ungetaroundable fact is, one little accident, and our tail is in a crack, as the saying is. Remember Murphy’s Law? If it can go wrong
Published: May 5, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Club is hosting a Republican Candidates’ Forum on Tuesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chateau in Incline Village.“This will be an opportunity for Republican candidates running in both partisan and non-partisan races to introduce themselves to the most politically aware and active people in Incline Village,”
Published: May 5, 2016
Here’s a mental exercise: Imagine you’re holding a five-pound weight. Keep your arm straight and hold it out from your side, parallel to the ground.Notice the tension increasing as the weight seems to get heavier? Notice the tension turning to physical pain? Hold that weight in your outstretched arm just as long as you can. Experience the pain becoming unbearable.Finally,
Published: May 4, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — I love making bagels. It’s my favorite guilty pleasure, especially when freshly baked, warmed and topped with cream cheese.You may not find bagels on the healthy list, but I make a point to treat myself to one before a long bike ride or after a really good workout. This is an advanced recipe, but any
Published: May 4, 2016
“Keanu” idolizes adorable kittens in the same way that “Black Beauty,” “Sea Biscuit,” and other equestrian films exalt the gallant steed. As the film opens, workers sort, weigh and package a drug lord’s powdered goods while the kingpin pets and kisses his prize, a darling four-month old tabby. Suddenly, “the Allentown Brothers” (a pair of murderous assassins) arrive toting semiautomatics.Shirtless
Published: May 4, 2016
May is always busy with activities. The Kentucky Derby, the most exciting two minutes in sports, is Saturday, May 7. Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day.If you are looking for something a little different this year celebrate at the Mother’s Day Painting Party from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Gus’ Barbecue. Tickets can be purchased at easelandwine.com
Published: May 4, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sierra Nevada College last week announced it will join the University of Nevada, Reno; UNLV; Great Basin College; Nevada State College; University of Nevada School of Medicine; Western Nevada College; and Truckee Meadows Community College in a grant-funded National Institutes of Health program to develop infrastructure for health-related research and STEM education in the state of
Published: May 4, 2016
The Incline and North Tahoe softball team clashed on three occasions this season, and each of the rival contests were slugfests. After dropping the first game of the Division III series, the Highlanders bounced back to defeat the Lakers 31-4 this past Wednesday and 19-9 on Tuesday.In between, the Highlanders traveled across the state to West Wendover, where they dropped
Published: May 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Every year, roughly 200 people are killed in as many as 2 million wildlife-vehicle collisions at a cost of more than $8 billion, according to the Western Transportation Institute. The Highway 89 Stewardship Team is paving the way toward reducing such startling figures in the greater Truckee region.On Monday, the team officially broke ground on the Sierra
Published: May 4, 2016
Tax Freedom, that is! You actually just achieved it about a week ago, according to the Tax Foundation. “Tax Freedom Day” 2016 just passed — on April 24, or 114 days (not counting “Leap Day”) into the new year. And indeed, “Freedom” comes one day earlier than last year!That’s the good news. You will mope when you hear that Americans
Published: May 4, 2016
The Incline Village Library would like to thank the 35 community members and guest experts who attended our Tahoe Talks event about medical marijuana on April 12th.Dr. Andrew Whyman, River Coyote and Eli Scislowicz brought a diverse body of knowledge and experience to the discussion, introducing the topic from three different perspectives and kicking off a community conversation unlike any
Published: May 4, 2016
Successful investing isn’t about knowing what happened before or what is happening now. It’s about anticipating future trends and earnings. That’s hard to do.More often, people extend the current trend into the future as if nothing will ever change. They push stocks too high or punish them beyond reason. Using a gambling term, it pays to “fade” the extremes.There are
Published: May 4, 2016
In the April 28th issue of the Bonanza, Jane Bekowich wrote an opinion column that outlined the problem Incline residents have had to endure over the past years with the excessive visitor use of our beaches, and the lack of attention this issue has garnered with our Board of Trustees.I believe the IVGID trustees and those running for trustee owe
Published: May 4, 2016
The voters of Assembly District 26 have a great choice of voting for Jason Guinasso during either early voting or the primary election in May and June.Jason has proven as a lifetime resident of Washoe County he has the integrity to listen to all, speak his thoughts and convictions and then act to provide practical solutions to Nevada’s issues.He is
Published: May 4, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Sierra Nevada College Choir, under the direction of Donna Axton, will perform its annual Broadway Concert at Cornerstone Church on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m.This year, we are featuring music from the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Carousel, and from the Disney feature, The Little Mermaid, (based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale).The second half
Published: May 4, 2016
Most people do not like experiencing a sense of uncertainty. Given a choice, they would prefer advanced knowledge of upcoming events, control and predictability — they do not like surprises; even good surprises.Although uncertainty is considered unpleasant by many, for chronic worriers it is far worse than unpleasant — it’s intolerable! In other words, worriers hate not knowing. If uncertainty
Published: May 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The B-FIT theme for May is the recommendation of 10-5-2-1-0 every day for better health for our kids.This means 10 hours of sleep or more, five or more servings of fruits and vegetables, two hours or less recreational screen time, one hour or more of physical activity — and zero sugary drinks.Ten hours of sleep or moreResearch
Published: May 4, 2016
Over the past two school years, beginning with a grant supplied by Excellence in Education, innovative educators within the district have been busy researching what the “Classroom of the Future” might look like.The teachers studied what learning spaces could and should look like, as well as what future classroom purchases should entail, including furniture, technology and other elements that can
Published: May 4, 2016
April 26 was California School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day, officially recognizing all school bus drivers for their continued and excellent services to the youth of the state.The day is promoted by the California Association of School Transportation Officials, a professional organization that promotes safe pupil transportation and advocates for continued high standards for California’s school bus drivers.With that, the Tahoe
Published: May 4, 2016
Next week’s “Knowledge Bites” workshop presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce will focus on succession planning and talent development.The presenter for the session, Laura Moriarty, is a seasoned HR executive, nationally known corporate trainer and frequent presenter of Sierra Human Resources Association Workshops. She also is president of Tahoe Training Partners, a full service firm providing solutions since
Published: May 4, 2016
With approximately 200 houses, condos and freestanding condos currently for sale at the start of May 2016, buyers have a fairly good, but not overwhelmingly diverse, selection of properties from which to choose.Since we do not have any tract housing, and virtually all of our single-family residences are custom homes, buyers who are patient will eventually find the combination of
Published: May 3, 2016
Parents’ Night Out set for FridayParents’ Night Out will be held this Friday, May 6, from 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. Children ages birth to 12 years of age are welcome. A donation of $10 per child per evening is requested. Maximum $20 per family.Activities include: Bible story, craft, music and a movie. Please feed
Published: May 3, 2016
On Tuesday, I received a press release blaring the headline, “Strong Statewide Conservation Effort in March; Water-Saving Habits Aid in 24.3 Percent Reduction.”The release from the State Water Resources Control Board of California came a little more than a year (April Fools’ Day 2015) after Gov. Jerry Brown signed his historic 25 percent water conservation order after making a trip
Published: May 3, 2016
As the cliche goes, Kaya Williams has the brain to match the brawn.The North Tahoe senior added to her impressive high school resume last week when she was honored at the 21st annual NIAA Top 10 Student-Athletes of the Year award presentation at the Peppermill Reno.The 10 senior student-athletes received $500 scholarships and were invited to bring seven guests to
Published: May 3, 2016
The Sierra Nevada College men’s lacrosse team won the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association’s WCLL Division II Tournament in Southern California on Sunday, defeating No. 2 seed UC Davis 18-3.As as result, the Eagles advanced to the MCLA national championships for the second year in row. They open against North Dakota State at UC Irvine on Monday, May 9. Sierra Nevada College
Published: May 3, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — They’ve covered about 728,000 miles of roadway in and around Truckee.They’ve delivered roughly 376,195 meals to more than 4,000 homebound senior citizens.They’ve made an immeasurable impact. For the past 15 years, Sierra Senior Services has been feeding and supporting at-risk individuals 60 years of age or older in the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe region. With that in mind,
Published: May 3, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — As the number of permanent residents in eastern Placer County has declined in recent years, second home ownership and tourism is on the rise.That was among key points shared with the Placer County Board of Supervisors on April 19 in a presentation on services, programs, and projects delivered to Tahoe-area residents.The presentation was provided by Deputy
Published: May 3, 2016
The North Tahoe softball team remained within striking distance of rival Incline through four innings last Wednesday. That changed in the fifth, when the Highlanders scored 19 runs en route to a 31-6 win.For the Highlanders, Thompson helped her cause with a 4-for-5 day at the plate with a double, two triples and five RBIs. Athena Collier was 4-for-5 with
Published: May 3, 2016
The Truckee baseball team has suffered its share of tough losses this season.The Wolverines dropped two games by a single run and another by three in a league series at Lowry on Thursday and Friday.In Thursday’s opener, the Buckaroos scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn a 6-5 walk-off win. After defeating the Wolverines 8-5
Published: May 3, 2016
We’ve finally arrived at the beginning of May — winter should be over by now, but of course up here in our splendid mountains, we never know. The month of May offers some celebrations that move us toward the summer months. Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorites. As a celebration of Mexican heritage, culture and pride, May 5
Published: May 3, 2016
Once again, Mother Nature smiled on the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival on April 16 and brought us beautiful weather that was enjoyed by all! We would like to thank our sponsors for making this year’s festival such a success: Sierra Sun, Sara Zimmerman Art, Destination Media, Incline Village Waste Not, Tahoe Water Suppliers Assoc., Truckee Sanitary District, KVMR, Moonshine
Published: May 3, 2016
Northern Nevada has been home to fans of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders.Those far Western teams might have to take a step back to the Motor City. Lowry High School graduate and Eastern Oregon star Jace Billingsley signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions on Saturday night following the NFL Draft.Billingsley was not selected in the
Published: May 3, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Sage Clark is an outgoing, funny 24-year-old who was born and raised at North Lake Tahoe. She is a former racer on the North Tahoe High School nordic team, and spent this past winter as a ski instructor at Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area.She also has epilepsy.“Every day I worry about her,” says Sage’s mom, Jackie Clark,
Published: May 3, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Kings Beach Elementary and Tahoe Lake Elementary were both recently named 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education and for “putting forth an exemplary effort
Published: May 3, 2016
Dear Parents and Community Members,This month we are celebrating and recognizing the contributions of our amazing staff members and the positive difference they make in the lives of our scholars.May 3 was National Teacher Appreciation Day, and May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week. May 7 is Day of the School Nurse, and May 17- 23 is Classified Employees Week. Also,
Published: May 3, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Next Tuesday’s Good Morning Truckee meeting will focus on the upcoming primary election, as well as the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s Regional Housing Study.Stacy Caldwell, CEO of the community foundation, and Alison Schwedner, of the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee, will lead a multi-speaker program at the May 10 meeting that will include an introduction about the
Published: May 3, 2016
A home is not complete until you share it with a pet. At Pet Network Humane Society, we save the lives of innocent, abandoned dogs and cats, and bring joy to those who open their hearts and homes to adopt these animals.For over twenty years, Pet Network has rescued animals from overcrowded public shelters where they face euthanasia. We provide
Published: May 3, 2016
Work resumed May 1 on the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway’s push through the Truckee River Canyon after a much-needed wet winter slowed construction. By mid-summer, people will be able to hike, run or mountain bike 11 miles from Floriston to Verdi along the Truckee River.With that work done, the nonprofit volunteer group expects to complete the last four miles of trail from
Published: May 3, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — In an effort to educate students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol use and abuse, a mock crash and its aftermath was performed in the North Tahoe High and Middle School parking lot last Wednesday morning, April 27.The students who participated in the Shattered Dreams presentation as crash victims are members of North Tahoe Middle
Published: May 3, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation each year awards grants to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills, as well as programs that focus on the arts, languages and sciences.This week, the foundation announced that more than $74,500 has been awarded to 36 deserving organizations for 2016. In all, more than 160 applications were received.At Truckee
Published: May 2, 2016
In our society, we find cultural values and habits that support the oppression of some persons and groups of people by other persons and groups.These habits take on many forms, but they basically share the same structure. If we are effectively trying to end oppression, we have to understand the factors that maintain these habits and address the things we
Published: May 2, 2016
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” That quote is attributed to Benjamin Franklin who penned the phrase in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy.The legendary musician Prince just died and left an estate worth an estimated $250-$300 million. He also died without an estate plan, even a basic one. It looks like his
Published: May 2, 2016
The Truckee softball team dropped a three-game league series at Lowry last Thursday and Friday by scores of 11-0, 15-0 and 11-1.Truckee collected four hits in the series opener Thursday, led by junior Anna Hudson’s 2-for-3 day at the plate. Katie Fisher and Stephanie Randall contributed a hit apiece, and Ellie Simpson and Danielle Jackson pitched for the Wolverines. Lowry
Published: May 2, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: How concerned are you with the health of the Sierra Nevada forests?Here are answers, as asked Monday in Truckee:Jim Marymee, retired, Truckee: “I’m concerned, but you kind of feel helpless. It’s kind of like we’re at the mercy of the weather gods. If we don’t have trees, who’s going to want to come up
Published: May 2, 2016
Barbara Jean Smith, wife of the late Larry Smith, died April 28, 2016. She was at peace at the time of her death.Barbara was born December 31, 1926, and originally hailed from San Francisco. Barbara and Harry lived for about 10 years in Truckee in Tahoe Donner until 2000 when they moved to Sun City Lincoln Hills in Lincoln, CA.There
Published: May 2, 2016
Given a full roster of players, the defending state champion Incline boys golf team is a tough act to beat. The Highlanders claimed the team victory by 33 strokes over second-place Whittell in a Division III-IV tournament at Eagle Valley Golf Club in Carson City this past Thursday.Incline posted a season-low team score of 423, while Whittell scored a 456,
Published: May 2, 2016
Competing without a handful of its top players, the North Tahoe boys golf team finished fourth in a Division III-IV tournament at Eagle Valley Golf Club in Carson City this past Thursday. Murphy Scott led the Lakers with a fifth-place finish individually, carding an 83, while teammate Isaac Mozen shot a 90, Hector Vera 114, Dominic Hatch 118, and Ben
Published: May 2, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Single-family luxury home sales in North Lake Tahoe and the Truckee areas kicked off 2016 with a bang, soaring more than 62 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period a year ago, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.The figures were derived from Multiple Listing Service data
Published: May 2, 2016
Here’s a quick guide for understanding the purpose of title insurance and escrow, and why they are important.What is title insurance? Title insurance is a two-part transaction.First, a title company searches property records to ensure that there haven’t been any clerical errors, mistakes in examining records, undisclosed heirs, omissions in deeds, unknown liens or fraud involving the deed. It verifies
Published: May 2, 2016
RENO, Nev. — Supply and demand is a fundamental concept of economics. Demand refers to how much of a product is desired by buyers at a certain price. Supply represents how much of a product there is in the marketplace.Price is a reflection of the relationship between supply and demand. That pretty much explains what is going on in our
Published: May 2, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A decision regarding Tahoe Expedition Academy’s proposal to construct a multi-building private school campus on land in Martis Valley could come as early as next month.The Placer County Planning Commission is scheduled to hear the project and vote whether to approve, deny or continue the item at its May 12 meeting at Tahoe, a county official confirmed.As
Published: April 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — For more than 10 years, the town of Truckee and developers have been blueprinting plans to expand and invigorate the community by developing the Railyard site east of downtown.With the property’s master plan originally approved in 2009, the much-delayed Railyard has been stalled for years due to a lawsuit that lasted two years, and the subsequent financial
Published: April 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee has lots of dogs and dog lovers. What Truckee doesn’t have is a dog park.While some dog owners feel the open space of the Sierra is plenty of room for dogs to roam, other residents are doing their best to get a dog park built in Truckee.A dog park is a fenced area with grass, water
Published: April 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Twenty-eight million.That’s the estimated number of trees in California that were dead or dying in 2015 as a result of the ongoing drought, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The 28 million figure is not only a record-high for the state, it’s roughly 10 times more dead trees than were recorded in 2014 — just one year
Published: April 27, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Change or get left behind. It’s a motto for business, for the tech sector and apparently also for tourism marketing.In a seemingly ever-growing global travel industry, the status quo just isn’t enough to keep pace. Simply put, people have more options than they used to with expanded world travel and affordable airfare.For a state like
Published: May 1, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In the small country of Nepal, 27.8 million people reside in a space slightly larger than the state of Arkansas. Sandwiched between China and India, the southeast Asian country is home to eight of the 10 highest mountains in the world, including the tallest, Mt. Everest, and has a rich culture rooted in Hindu and Tibetan
Published: April 30, 2016
My family has a rich history in the alcohol and tobacco industries. My moonshiner grandparents opened one of the first legal bars in Appalachia, Ky., after Prohibition.Prohibition caused a thriving black market that my family benefited from. And I grew up hearing stories of explosions in the woods, gunfights and people getting poisoned from toxic materials used to build stills.
Published: April 30, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Sierra Sun, in partnership with the Tahoe Daily Tribune, publishes a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have
Published: April 30, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada casinos reported total win of $922.3 million in March, 3 percent less than the same month last year and the lowest monthly win since October.Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton said it was generally a soft month with one less weekend day and decreases both in slot and game and table volume.For the casinos in
Published: April 29, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — A blockbuster gathering of 90 major sports and entertainment stars — including Charles Barkley, Justin Timberlake, Jim Harbaugh and five NFL starting quarterbacks — have signed on for the 27th annual American Century Championship, July 19-24, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.America’s No. 1 celebrity golf tournament will feature a host of active football, basketball and hockey players
Published: April 29, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A fourth man has been arrested on a murder charge in the Jan. 30 fatal shooting in South Lake Tahoe.Georgetown, Calif., resident Tevarez Lopez, 33, was charged with murder Wednesday afternoon, April 27, for his role in the death of Dennis Wright Jr., according to a press release from the city of South Lake Tahoe.Lopez
Published: April 29, 2016
Tahoe athletes were far from intimidated by the elite competition and technical terrain at the IFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships.On the contrary, more than 50 young skiers and snowboarders from the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series (TJFS) threw down with confidence and expertise in the season-ending event at Whistler Blackcomb, Canada, from April 6-9.When the final results were tallied, Team
Published: April 29, 2016
Where does your wine come from? Well, when you buy an American wine, the answer is almost always on the label.Say you buy a wine from California. Right there on the label it will say where the grapes in that wine were sourced. If they came from a number of vineyards in different parts of the state, the label will
Published: April 29, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes.Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches wide on the longest side) to snapshots@sierrasun.com with information about what’s going on in the photo, the
Published: April 29, 2016
While the folks back home were enjoying a surprise late-season snowstorm last Friday, the Truckee track and field squads were facing weather challenges of their own in Oroville at the West Valley Invitational. “Our athletes are tough,” said coach Diana Yale. “Despite the adverse conditions, they let nothing get in their way in the cold and rainy conditions and sometimes torrential
Published: April 29, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — When the Tahoe Keys was created in the 1960s, it became Lake Tahoe’s largest commercial marina.Opposition at the time argued that the project was a significant detriment to surrounding marshland. For boaters, however, the idea presented a network of crystal-clear water channels to accommodate their vessels and access the lake.It’s possible that no one could
Published: April 29, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for April 98-26.April 19At 11:06 a.m. on High Street, a citizen requested a radar trailer for perceived speeding vehicles on the road due to construction on Donner Pass Road.At 2:06 p.m. at an undisclosed location, a vehicle was stopped, resulting in a juvenile passenger being
Published: April 29, 2016
A significant milestone will occur next week on Cinco de Mayo. I attain a certain status, and while it is better than the other option, it is quite sobering and has put me in a state of serious reflection.I am turning 70. The “big 7-0.” A bona fide first-wave Boomer. Where did the time go?Friends tell me that today’s 70
Published: April 29, 2016
Seems the House thinks it’s time for more oversight of IRS goings on. This according to legislation passed in that chamber just last week.Republicans think it’s time — in consideration of a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s (TIGTA) report that found the IRS, from 2010 to 2013, actually rehired hundreds of former employees who had experienced significant performance or
Published: April 28, 2016
Sitting on the floor of our daughter and son-in-law’s home on Cape Cod, I’m waiting for Johanna Ruth (THE granddaughter) to risk letting go of her mother’s hand and toddle over to mine.She’s managed the three-foot trek several times already, but each has been an adventure in trust and daring. Plus, she gets so excited that it’s hard maintain balance.
Published: April 28, 2016
OK I guess winter wants to continue for awhile. I hope our spring flowers like snow and will bounce back in all of the village gardens as we welcome the merry, merry month of May. Are your May baskets ready? Sunday is May Day.Meet Lisa Krasner, candidate for Assembly District 26, and enjoy good food, great conversation and camaraderie. Please
Published: April 28, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — It is only two miles from my house to the local pool where I pretend to swim laps and, in that short distance, I drive by 10 Mexican restaurants.This ample offeing of south-of-the-border fare begs the question: Why would I ever cook Mexican food at home in a town that has more Mexican restaurants than women in
Published: April 28, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science is leading free morning bird walks at the Village Green in Incline Village for the fourth year in a row this spring.These walks are a great way to get an introduction to birding (or bird watching), learn from local experts and meet other like-minded nature enthusiasts.Birds will be identified by
Published: April 28, 2016
A couple of up-and-coming freeskiers on the Squaw Valley Big Mountain team showcased their abilities earlier this month at the IFSA Junior National Freeskiing U12 Championship.Matt Seline and Hayden McJunkin qualified to compete in the national competition at Grand Targhee Resort, Wyo., by earning enough points throughout the season in the local Tahoe Junior Freeride Series.Competing on a steep venue
Published: April 28, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Peter Joseph Burtt has been singing songs his entire life.His earliest memories, in fact, are harmonizing with his grandmother and sisters as a 4-year-old, singing along to the Irish folk records — The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, Paddy Tunney — as they spun and crackled on a turntable in his childhood home in Seacoast, N.H.“From as
Published: April 28, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below is a selection of incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for Feb. 20-29, as provided to the Sierra Sun by PCSO officials.February 20At 2 p.m. on the 1900 Block of Squaw Valley Road in Olympic Valley, a report was taken from ski patrol regarding eight subjects who were witnessed skiing in a
Published: April 28, 2016
BROCKWAY, Calif. — Last week, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to tighten parking restrictions on roads near Speedboat Beach, and to increase the fine for illegal parking from $25 to $100.During its meeting in Olympic Valley, the board also approved creating a designated loading and unloading area at the main public access point to the beach located on
Published: April 28, 2016
Three of the four roadside stations for inspections and decontaminations of motorized boats and watercraft into Lake Tahoe will open for the 2016 season this weekend.The following stations open Sunday, May 1, and will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week:Meyers: at the junction of US 50 and Highway 89.Spooner Summit: at the junction of US
Published: April 28, 2016
Aside from that last (perhaps) little blast of winter, nature’s activities are springing forth with zest. It is well worth a stroll in the woods, paying attention to the new shoots that are pushing their way from the ground and popping out of the branches on the trees.Even pine trees have an awakening in the spring. Pine trees don’t lose
Published: April 28, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Back in 2005, Andy and Alicia Barr, living in Roseville and working as engineers for Hewlett-Packard at the time, decided they needed a change of scenery in more ways than one.“We kind of woke up one day and said we want to do something that inspires us more,” said Andy Barr. While brainstorming ideas for what direction
Published: April 27, 2016
IVGID was very honored to co-host a Community Reception for outgoing North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD) Fire Chief Mike Brown on March 18.Over 400 community stakeholders attended to thank Mike for his tireless focus on keeping our homes fire-safe.Here at IVGID, we are especially appreciative of the partnership we’ve had with the NLTFPD for the past quarter century.
Published: April 28, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Sierra Nevada College are partnering to host an IVGID Candidate Forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in the Tahoe Environmental Science Center on the college’s campus.The primary election is set for June 14 in Nevada. Regarding the Incline Village General Improvement District board of trustees, residents will
Published: April 28, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay, as provided to the Bonanza, for April 20-26.April 22DUI: In the 900 block of Tahoe Boulevard, deputies made an arrest for driving under the influence after a routine traffic stop.FRAUD: In the 700 block of Mays Boulevard, deputies responded to
Published: April 28, 2016
Incline Village was developed as a planned community in the 1960s with the beaches designated and designed to accommodate the residents owning parcels within the community.Although several condo developments were included in the master plan, it is doubtful the planners had visions of just how many condos would eventually be built, and certainly not the approximately 200 timeshares that we
Published: April 27, 2016
Part prequel, part sequel, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” succeeds on a visual level, but largely fails to recreate what made “Snow White and the Huntsman” compelling.Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprise their roles as The Huntsman and Queen Ravenna respectively, but the loss of Kristen Stewart’s Snow White, and the relatable emotions she evinced, are definitely missed.Mistaking tragic events for
Published: April 27, 2016
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — U.S. Forest Service officials announced last week that they will begin opening some of their South Shore and West Shore recreational facilities for summer operations starting Saturday, April 30.California State Parks staff plans to open West Shore facilities starting in mid-May. Most day-use areas and campgrounds are expected to be fully open in time for Memorial
Published: April 27, 2016
The Incline and Whittell baseball teams played in style Tuesday — taking their hacks in the professional confines of Greater Nevada Field in downtown Reno.“The kids loved it. It was a great atmosphere and a great experience,” said first-year Incline coach Billy Knight, whose youthful squad ran away with a 14-4 win in the nonleague affair. “We’re going to try
Published: April 27, 2016
Congratulations Harriet Tubman — abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy. Now we need to rededicate the backside of that 20-dollar bill.Let us remove the White House that Jackson almost burned down with his inaugural ball, and engrave a coded quilt, designating the Underground Railroad and safe houses that Ms. Tubman helped to establish.Washington, Lincoln & Grant are safe, but Hamilton has
Published: April 27, 2016

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